Painting by Numbers

The always enjoyable London Transport Museum at Covent Garden is debuting a very cool new exhibition in its main gallery today called “Painting by Numbers”. The show features vintage versions of the au courant interweb fad—infographics. The historic versions of data visualiztion are mostly from the 1930s or earlier and were designed to promote the civic benefits of utilizing public transportation, or a plain and simple propoganda tools to highlight the noble efforts of London’s government. Either way, the posters are delightful infographics and we all know that infographics are freakin’ cool.

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